Nick Northcott, Managing Partner of Chrysalis joins a select group of AMR experts, biohackers, thinkers and innovators in a virtual AMR Solutions-Focused Workshop to explore what our world might look like in 2050 if we rallied around innovating and solving the challenges associated with Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

This Antimicrobial Resistance Foresighting project, chaired by CSIRO’s Branwen Morgan, led by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) is a collaborative project with CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) and the AAHMS (Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences). This project will produce a foresighting report which will provide a clear narrative as to how the inventions/applications of convergence science could mitigate the impact of AMR to safeguard human and animal health, secure our food and primary industries, support trade and market access, and transform sectors.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), AMR occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death. AMR poses a major threat to human and animal health around the world and leads to detrimental financial consequences related to extremely high healthcare costs.

Chrysalis is glad to be involved in this discussion to contribute towards solving one of the biggest challenges facing humanity today.